Social media have this evening reacted in typically brutal fashion following Andrej Kramaric’s shocking first-half penalty for Hoffenheim versus Liverpool.
Liverpool travelled to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim this evening for the first-leg of their Champions League qualifying matchup, with Jurgen Klopp’s side desperate for an advantage to take back to Merseyside.
However, it was nearly the worst start imaginable for the Reds, with defender Dejan Lovren having tripped former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry inside the box after 10 minutes.
The referee immediately pointed to the spot, with the home side handed the ideal opportunity to make their early dominance count.
However, this turned out to be far from the case, with former Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric the man responsible for one of the worst penalties you are ever likely to witness.
The Croatian stepped up to the ball looking completely bereft of confidence, before placing the weakest of efforts straight down the middle at the perfect height for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
It was a truly dreadful spot-kick, and Twitter reacted accordingly:
#hofliv That Hoffenheim penalty could well be the worst penalty in football history!!
— Syed Abdul Razak (@tweetfeelsgood) August 15, 2017
That hoffenheim penalty though?! ♂️ #ucl
— Jay (@Jfeath7) August 15, 2017
Hoffenheim deserve to lose just cause of that penalty miss
— Q (@uNgoza) August 15, 2017
— Caught Offside (@COsoccerpod) August 15, 2017
— Daryl Haire (@daryl_haire) August 15, 2017
What an awful penalty #hoffenheim
— Jamie Ferguson (@Ferguson90J) August 15, 2017
— BETDAQ (@BETDAQ) August 15, 2017
Can you believe there are 10 worse penalty takers in the Hoffenheim team than that waster
— Andy Bland (@AndyBland2) August 15, 2017
How not to take a penalty @1899_Hoffenheim
— Ross Clark (@clarksdesigner) August 15, 2017
Hoffenheim that was such a dead penalty
— Jay (@xJay100x) August 15, 2017
“It was probably the worst penalty we have ever seen”
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) August 15, 2017
Kramaric or Zaza, who’s penalty was worse?
— Tommmmm (@Tom_Horswood) August 15, 2017
Julian Nagelsmann watching Andrej Kramaric’s penalty… pic.twitter.com/6aCJ4MoWF2
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 15, 2017